Yet again, ACTPLA has been caught out approving a development that is non-compliant with their own rules.
The ACAT found that there were so many things wrong that, even if they imposed a number of conditions to achieve improved outcomes, it was still so far removed from compliant that the DA must be refused.
What troubles me about these cases is that most neighbours don’t even bother checking what the effects of developments are, and even if they are convinced that the development should not be approved, very few go to all the stress, expense and trouble of going to ACAT.
I wonder just how many non-compliant DAs are going through ACTPLA. Given the success rate in ACAT, it would be safe to assume that there are plenty more like this that are never examined by an independent third party.